We were recently contacted by a clinical support worker at the Acute Neurology Unit at Salford Royal Foundation Trust. Part of NHS Northern Care Alliance, the unit supports patients with neurological conditions from across Greater Manchester.
Each year, staff like to give out a small collection of presents to patients who have to spend Christmas Day in the ward. Under normal conditions, staff raise funds for this via donations, raffles and proceeds from the ward’s tuck shop, but safety restrictions during the Covid pandemic made the usual approaches unworkable. Consequently, the team decided to contact potential supporters in the North West that might be willing to contribute something to these Christmas packs.
We were, of course, very happy to help. We have long been a keen supporter of the NHS and all its teams who do such valuable work. We therefore agreed to donate four cases of doughnuts – enough for every patient on the 30-bed ward, plus a few left over for the ANU staff to enjoy.
As the photo (above) shows, they went down very well…